KT TAPE: GOLFERS’S ELBOW
Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is a common overuse injury of the inside portion of the elbow. The condition is similar to tendonitis and results in inflammation of the tendons as they attach to the bony protrusion of the inside elbow.
Among golfers, this condition is most prevalent at the beginning of the season or when there is a sudden increase in activity. Causes can include poor body mechanics, improperly fit equipment, and tightness in the muscles of the forearm. Any activity wherein the hand is turned out while gripping and striking puts the individual at risk of developing golfer’s elbow.
Pain is felt on the inside portion of the elbow and often radiates down the inside of the forearm and sometimes into the hand. The pain is made worse when gripping and can range from slight to excruciating.
The condition usually goes away over time with rest. By relieving pressure, relaxing the associated muscles, and increasing circulation, KT Tape will be help in speeding that process and managing the pain so you can remain active*. Remember to ice after activity and lightly massage and stretch the muscles of the forearm as well.